Bringing style and elegance with additional light and airy living space, Orangeries are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to a Conservatory. Orangeries date back to the 17th century, when they could be found in the grounds of exclusive residences, as the name dictates, they were originally used to house citrus trees during the colder months, however this expanded to include delicate shrubs and exotic plants.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, an orangery became a sign of wealth and prestige, not just a greenhouse. They began to be adorned with fountains and entertainment areas that could be used during inclement weather.
Leaping forward to the present, Orangeries provide an elegant, light an airy additional space to your home and are constructed to be energy efficient with well insulated roofs, double glazing and heating. They can still be a room to entertain, or simply relax and enjoy the benefits of a naturally light and airy, yet warm space.